AEW Dynamite Outperforms SmackDown in Ratings, Prompting Chris Jericho to Mock WWE

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Last Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown decreased significantly in both viewership and the key 18-49 demo rating.

However, the poor numbers are due to WWE SmackDown airing on FS1 on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

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This didn’t stop Chris Jericho from trolling WWE, noting that AEW Dynamite technically beat SmackDown last week.

AEW Dynamite drew 845,000 viewers with a 0.26 rating, while WWE SmackDown garnered 789,000 viewers and a 0.24 rating.

Jericho tweeted, “But I thought the sky was falling!!??”

However, the tweet Jericho had shared was inaccurate. FS1 and TBS are not available in the same amount of homes.

According to previous reports from Sports Business Journal, FS1 was in 71.375 million homes (as of July 2023). TBS, on the other hand, was available in 78.842 million homes as of 2022, but has since lost roughly three million.

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Last Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown saw a significant decrease in viewership and the key 18-49 demographic rating. However, this decline can be attributed to the fact that WWE SmackDown aired on FS1 on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which traditionally sees lower viewership across television programming.

Despite the lower numbers, Chris Jericho, a prominent figure in the wrestling industry, took the opportunity to troll WWE by pointing out that AEW Dynamite technically beat SmackDown in terms of viewership. AEW Dynamite drew 845,000 viewers with a 0.26 rating, while WWE SmackDown garnered 789,000 viewers and a 0.24 rating.

Jericho tweeted, “But I thought the sky was falling!!??” in response to the lower viewership of SmackDown. However, it should be noted that the tweet Jericho shared was inaccurate. FS1 and TBS, the networks on which AEW Dynamite and SmackDown aired respectively, are not available in the same number of homes.

According to previous reports from Sports Business Journal, FS1 was available in 71.375 million homes as of July 2023. On the other hand, TBS was available in 78.842 million homes as of 2022 but has since lost roughly three million homes. Therefore, comparing the viewership numbers without considering the difference in network availability can be misleading.

It is important to keep in mind that viewership numbers can fluctuate based on various factors such as scheduling, holidays, and network availability. Wrestling fans can stay updated with all the latest news and updates by visiting eWrestlingNews.com or following their Twitter and Facebook pages.

In conclusion, while WWE SmackDown experienced a decrease in viewership on FS1 after Thanksgiving, it is crucial to consider the context and network availability when comparing it to other wrestling programs. The wrestling industry is dynamic, and viewership numbers can vary based on several factors.